The Two Worlds Of Tony Stewart

  Here's a little exercise: take your arms and spread them as far apart as you can. Look to your left. Now, look to your right. This is a visual picture of the two worlds of Tony Stewart. In the world of Tony Stewart the owner, there maybe challenges, but you can't ride higher than having one of your drivers earn a championship. Adding to the fulfillment is the fact that Kevin Harvick is one of your best friends in the sport- accomplishing the feat in his first season at Stewart- ...

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What Kind Of Champion Will Kevin Harvick Make?

  For better or for worse, a champion becomes "the face" for his or her sport. Some of those faces shine well in the spotlight- like the steady, if unspectacular Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs of recent NBA vintage. Others have cast their sport in an embarrassing light- Mike Tyson didn't do boxing too many favors in his prime. In NASCAR, Richard Petty was once racing royalty as its down home "King." Dale Earnhardt was alternately a blue collar hero and the sport's "bad ass" as " ...

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Harvick Is Happy, Happy Happy

  He did it! Kevin "Happy" Harvick- a two-time Busch Series champion- has grabbed the brass ring at NASCAR's highest level.  In his first year of racing for Gene Haas and his good buddy Tony Stewart, the 38-year old Bakersfield, California native did what his boss did just three years ago: winning the season finale race and the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship at the same time. O happy day indeed. It seems fitting that a driver nicknamed "Happy" does so the same year a song of the same ...

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Harvick Is NASCAR’s “Mr. Clutch”

  Who is Mr. Clutch? He's that guy who can close the deal, the one who gets it done when it is all on the line. Kevin Harvick has been Mr. Clutch in 2o14. Consider the evidence: after winning at Phoenix International Raceway in March, Harvick went on a stretch that left him with a hole to dig out of. Happy was anything but after finishing 41st at Las Vegas, 39th at Bristol, and 36th at Fontana. After finishing seventh at Martinsville, disaster struck again with a 42nd place run at ...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T For D-A-N-I-C-A

It's time she stopped being a NASCAR punch line. With her sixth place finish at Atlanta, Danica Patrick has tied Janet Guthrie's career-best finish in a Cup Series race. That gives the "Go Daddy Girl" three top tens on the season. For perspective, that gives Patrick as many as Austin Dillon and Martin Truex Jr., and more than Casey Mears, Michael Annett and Justin Allgaier. Not shabby. Not shabby at all. Lest you think yours truly has been swept up in the hype, this is not a forecast of a ...

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